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Famous Deaths In December - 31

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

0192  On this day in history death of lucius AA Commodus, Emperor of Rome (180-192), murdered at 31  

0335  Death of St. Silvester, Pope on this day in history.  

0406  On this day in history godagisel, king of the Vandals, dies in battle  

0439  On this day in history melania the Younger, Roman monastery founder/saint, dies at about 56  

1164  Death of Margrave Ottokar III of Styria (b. 1124) on this day in history.  

1194  On this day in history death of duke Leopold V of Austria (killed at a tournament) (b. 1157)  

1297  On this day in history death of humphrey de Bohun, 3rd Earl of Hereford, English soldier (b. 1249)  

1302  Death of Frederick III, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1238) on this day in history.  

1382  On this day in history daigaku, Zen teacher/46th head of Engakuji, dies in Kamakura Japan  

1384  John Wycliffe, English religious reformer/bible translator, dies on this day in history.  

1424  On this day in history death of thomas Beaufort, 1st Duke of Exeter, English military leader  

1460  On this day in history death of edmund, Earl of Rutland, brother of Kings Edward IV of England and Richard III of England (executed) (b. 1443)  

1510  Death of Bianca Maria Sforza, wife of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1472) on this day in history.  

1535  Death of William Skeffington, Lord Deputy of Ireland (b. 1465) on this day in history.  

1568  On this day in history death of shimazu Tadayoshi, Japanese warlord (b. 1493)  

1575  Death of Pierino Belli, Italian soldier and jurist (b. 1502) on this day in history.  

1583  Thomas Erastus, Switz, theologist, dies on this day in history.  

1610  On this day in history death of ludolph van Ceulen, German mathematician (b. 1540)  

1616  Jacques Le Maire, pirate/explorer (Lemaire Strait), dies at 31 on this day in history.  

1647  Giovanni Maria Trabaci, composer, dies on this day in history.  

1650  Death of Dorgon, Chinese emperor (b. 1612) on this day in history.  

1652  Frances Cecil, 2nd wife of English earl of Shaftesbury, dies on this day in history.  

1673  Death of Oliver St John, English statesman and judge on this day in history.  

1679  Death of Giovanni Alfonso Borelli, Italian physiologist and physicist (b. 1608) on this day in history.  

1691  Death of Dudley North, English economist (b. 1641) on this day in history.  

1719  John Flamsteed, 1st Astronomer Royal, dies at 73 on this day in history.  

1733  Hubert K Poot, Dutch poet (Akkerleven), dies at 44 on this day in history.  

1742  Death of Karl III Philip, Elector Palatine (b. 1661) on this day in history.  

1775  Richard Montgomery, General, dies fighting British on this day in history.  

1799  Death of Jean-François Marmontel, French historian and writer (b. 1723) on this day in history.  

1802  Francis Lewis, Welsh/US merchant/signer (Decl of Ind), dies at 89 on this day in history.  

1809  On this day in history franz Ignaz Beck, composer, dies at 75  

1818  On this day in history jean-Pierre Duport, composer, dies at 77  

1848  On this day in history oliver Shaw, composer, dies at 69  

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Famous People Born On This Day In History

0695  Muhammad bin Qasim, Syrian general (d. 715) was born on this day in history.  

1378  Callistus III, [Alfonso the Borja], Pope (1455-58) was born on this day in history.  

1378  Pope Callixtus III (d. 1458) was born on this day in history.  

1491  On this day in history birth of jacques Cartier, French explorer (d. 1557)  

1514  Andreas Vesalius, Brussels Belgium, anatomist (Fabrica) was born on this day in history.  

1540  On this day in history birth of silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri)  

1572  On this day in history birth of emperor Go-Yozei of Japan, (d. 1617)  

1668  On this day in history birth of hermannus Boerhaave, Dutch medical/botanist